There were red faces all round when news of the 2004 hook-up between Benicio Del Toro and Scarlett Johansson hit the street. The pair had reportedly got hot and heavy in the lift at the Los Angeles Chateau Marmont. At the time Scarlett said nothing. Later on, she tried to defend herself. "I went home alone that night to my mom`s house, but nobody cares about that. It was so embarrassing. I felt horrible about the way that portrayed Benicio Del Toro."
Del Toro, who is rumoured to have made love to actress Scarlett Johansson in a lift at the same hotel after an awards ceremony, has a rather unsavoury reputation in this area, which he is at no pains to dispel.
He told Esquire magazine: ‘Did I ever have sex in an elevator with Scarlett Johansson after an awards show...let’s leave that to somebody’s imagination. Let’s not promote it. I’m sure it has happened before. It might not be the last time, either,’ he smirked.